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May 8, 2013 5:30pm PDT
month reign in 1982 and '83. guatemalan harris whitbeck was one of montt's top advisors in the ixil region. he testified for the defense at the trial. >> do they know who shot the bullet? do they know exactly on the date these people were killed? i'm not a scientist. i don't know. >> reporter: in fact, the forensic anthropologists are not that precise. but the bones aren't all that are doing the talking. 30 years ago, an eye in the sky was watching-- a u.s. science satellite called landsat passing overhead. russ schimmer is an expert in geomatics-- the science of gathering, analyzing and interpreting geographic information. he has pored over landsat images of the ixil highlands of guatemala captured before and after montt's rule. he has documented huge swaths of land that were highly vegetated in 1979 and then barren in 1986. schimmer ruled out natural causes, leaving only massive, deliberately set fires as the possible cause. >> there's no way you're going to go out there and light a tch and you're ing to see some of the areas that were burned are five football fields large and it
PBS
May 7, 2013 3:00pm PDT
arthur smith's "guitar boogie" from the 1940's; and american composer roy harris' "duo for cello and piano" from the 1970's. but a tremendous amount of material has been lost, even historic recordings by the likes of george gershwin, frank sinatra, and judy garland. the library was mandated by congress to develop a new audio recording preservation strategy, and brought out a plan earlier this year. among its goals: create a publicly accessible national directory of collections; develop a coordinated collections policy, including a strategy to collect, catalogue, and preserve recordings; construct storage facilities for long-term preservation; and simplify and clarify disparate copyright laws governing historical recordings. it's not an easy task, says the librarian of congress, james billington, but it's a necessary one. >> yeah, there are all kinds of obscure places where things have been preserved, sometimes in people's attics, sometimes in depositories that no longer exist or have changed ownership. its detective work to reassembling what the original product was, as close as poss
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